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Hundred years ago, women were not allowed to vote. However, that changed after the 19th amendment was ratified. This year marks its 100th anniversary. To celebrate the day, Sophia Bush has teamed up with INTERMIX and Rock the Vote this International Women’s Day.
Not only is she an incredible actress, but Sophia Bush is also actively involved in many causes and awareness campaigns
Although she made her debut alongside Ryan Reynolds in ‘Van Wilder’, her mainstream fame came with the TV series, ‘One Tree Hill’. She played the character of Brooke Davis. While her character seems to be a happy-go-lucky girl initially, it is explored further in the later seasons.
Apart from her acting career, Bush has been using her social media presence to create awareness about many issues and supports multiple causes. She is one of the founding members of the Time’s Up movement. Through her blog and social media, she is always encouraging people to join in. She is also involved with fundraisers like F**k Cancer, Run for the Gulf and Global Green Gulf Relief.
When the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, women’s suffrage had been going on for almost 80 years
Although women could vote in some colonies in 1776, by 1807, all the states in the US denied this right to women. However, women’s rights organizations started their efforts and became more active. In 1878, a suffrage proposal was introduced which later became the 19th amendment. According to this amendment, no state and federal government can deny any citizen of the US from voting on the basis of their sex. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
In order to celebrate this historical moment. Sophia Bush has teamed up with INTERMIX and Rock the Vote on International Women’s Day
In an Instagram post, Sophia Bush encouraged women to come forward and register to vote in the 2020 elections. She wants women to have equal representation and choose their own representatives. She said:
This #InternationalWomensDay, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, feels especially poignant to me. And that’s why I’ve teamed up with INTERMIX and Rock the Vote to celebrate! We’re asking women everywhere to stand up and register to vote this year by texting the word INTERMIX to 788-683. Ladies, let’s vote like powerful group that we are. It’s time.
It is a moment to celebrate the efforts of countless women who fought hard and long so that today’s women can have equal opportunities.